Atarashiki toshi [新しき年] By: Anonymous

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Singable Translation PDF By: Carol Anne Perry Lagemann (CC BY SA 4.0)

Info

Number of Voices: 1
Voicings: Heterophonic
Date: 12th century
Language: Japanese
Tags: saibara religious translation

Lyrics

Lyrics Transliteration Direct Translation Poetic Translation
新しき atarashiki at the new At the New Year's dawn,
年の始めにや toshi no hajime ni ya year's beginning At the New Year's wonderful birth,
かくしこそ はれ kaku shikoso hare the certainly hidden things, hare The hidden things, oh I weep,
かくしこそ kaku shikoso the certainly hidden things Oh, the hidden things:
仕へまつらめや tsukae matsurame ya serve and deify Worship, deify, and bow down
万代までに yorozuyo made ni for tens of thousands of years For tens of thousands of years.
あわれ そこよしや aware soko yoshi ya [I] feel compassion; there is good I am moved; for here there is good
万代までに yorozuyo made ni for tens of thousands of years For tens of thousands of years.
Anonymous Markham, Elizabeth. Saibara: Japanese Court Songs of the Heian Period. Vol. 2. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1983. Print. Carol Anne Perry Lagemann Carol Anne Perry Lagemann

Notes about Lyrics

At the New Year's dawn,